The Power of Gratitude by John Cali

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It happens the fourth Thursday of every November, and is a national celebration of gratitude for all our blessings. Other countries also have national days of thanksgiving.

As a human race we have a tendency to focus on all the things going “wrong” with our world. But, as my spirit guides often say, there is much more going “right” with our world than not. We have much to be grateful for, whether we’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day in the US or not.

In the spirit of the day, this morning I sat down to make a list of everything I’m grateful for. It amazed me how much abundance I have in my life—loving family and friends, health, work, and so on. The list grew very long.

Giving thanks, or expressing gratitude is good for us. Scientific studies have shown those who often express gratitude are healthier, physically and mentally. Plus, it just feels good to express gratitude for all our blessings.

The more grateful we are, the more we receive to be grateful for. The universe wants us to experience all the abundance we’ve ever asked for. Gratitude opens the flow of that abundance. The more grateful we are, and the more we give to others, the more we receive for ourselves.

It’s pretty simple. As my spirit guides say, “You are never lacking what you are willing to give others.” That’s the power of gratitude.

I think one of the best ways to celebrate Thanksgiving Day—or any other day—is to tell those you love how grateful you are for their being in your life.

Thank you all for being in my life.



What are you grateful for? Please share your thoughts with us below.

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11 Responses

  1. Rosemary

    ‘Just found your blog. It looks like a keeper.
    I’m a fearful type person and ‘have been all my life.
    ‘Trying hard to make some changes from fear to gratefulness. I have so much but I’m always thinking of what I DON’T have. Stupid!!
    Thanks for the good sentiments – gotta get them into my cranium!!

  2. Micki

    Hi John,

    All of the above and more to you and your family…I am full of gratitude for being right where I am today, life is wonderful and I find joy everyday from going into my garden, meeting and talking to people going shopping, listening to my dear friend when he needs to unload, a loving family, fabulous friends, wonderful pets etc etc etc 🙂 so much to be grateful for. Heaps of love and hugs to you John and Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Toni

    Happy Thanksgiving, John! And thank you for being in my life.


  4. Mikala St. Germain

    It would take forever to list all for which I am grateful, from the tiniest microcosm to the multitude of the united cosmos, and everything in between, from my original creation from the heart of Creator before Earth was, to the perceived now in time along with what we perceive as future. I am grateful for it all and for all that has come to me by way of support and guidance so that I may choose right thinking, which in turn provides more joy and more support. I am even grateful for the challenges since they led me to this place of bliss that I so love. Unconditional Love, Light, and gratitude shoot from me in rays and never will it be sufficient.

  5. jerry

    Hi John and Spirit,

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and love. Sharing and receiving really makes the world go round! Your inspiration truly helps heal the world.

    May everyone find love, light and laughter!

    Love and hugs,

  6. Pelchat Nicole

    Hi John,

    I want to offer you special THANKS…today,

    Thanks for your great work and all the mind goodies you offer us all, to reflect about!

    Thanks you for your blog, I always enjoy to read it

    May the ABONDANCE fill your life with LOVE JOY HEALTH and lot of Friends

    With Respect Love and Gratitude


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